Tuesday, March 24, 2009
CULTURE SURROUNDING EUNUCHS
The issue of transsexuality and transgenderism is an essential issue that may define future attitudes of followers of many religions towards transgendered individuals. Nowadays, the attitude of people towards transgenderism is answered in a quite negative way by many self styled conservative Jews, Christians and Muslims. Usually they assume transgenderism to be some kind of a psychological disorder, something that may be resolved by some kind of psychological treatment. Others feel that these individuals are inferior and filthy because they engage in such activities which we, “normal people”, abstain from. These people obviously don’t have the experience of ever having felt the emotions of a transgendered human. They don’t understand that the feeling of belonging to the gender of the opposite biological sex is so deeply a part of a transsexual’s identity that it is part of the core of his/her inner soul. It is not something that has been learned and it has not the slightest resemblance to a chosen eccentric way of life. It is not a means of luxury for them. In fact, it is a condition with which they have to cope and compromise for the rest of their lives. It is a constant struggle for them.